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Apr 27, 2015 (19:19)
Mathematical linnod of the day.
Iladar nodath agor, egel nan Edain carnen.
[Allfather created the Numbers, other (things) are made by Men. — Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk.]
'number' < not-e < NOT, Q. notë (I'm not bold enough to make more precise mathematical terminology in Sindarin…)
in PE17 &
Apr 27, 2015 (23:41)
once, for "number" but I think I was wrong. Parviphith has
for it, (although I don't see why it has "gwa-" prefix,) and with Quenya's
, I think it should simply be
. We also have
for counting, archaic
Edit: I've found this at Eldamo, confirms
Seeing this gave me an idea. How about
for "integer"? Plural
. Integer in Turkish is "tam sayı" and it simply means "whole/complete/exact number".
Apr 28, 2015 (08:17)
Now I also think
to be more probable; for some reason, I expected
< not-te or not-se.
shouldn't be a noun at all, I think, if it's a verb 'to count up', then
is just 'to count'.
I very much like your idea of
; I wonder what numbers were known to the Eldar? Knowing their calendar, they were at ease with rational numbers, but there is, as I suspect, no evidence of the reals.
Apr 28, 2015 (10:21)
Not the word is improbable, but the meaning.
should be a
a total number
, which renders the word useless for an abstract mathematical concept. I'd definitely use
for 'a sum', but not 'a number'.